What Contribution Can Aquaculture Make to Global Food Security?

"Rapid population growth combined with a global decline of ocean fisheries stock has delivered incentive for the unprecedented growth in fish and shellfish farming, known as aquaculture (Naylor et al. 2000). Aquaculture is distinguished from traditional capture fisheries by two significant criteria – stock ownership and intentional interference in the production cycle (husbandry) (Naylor et al. 2000). It is these two criteria making aquaculture increasingly attractive on various scales, as dwindling wild fish stocks reduce the common pool of resources and threaten economic income, both domestically and internationally."

Climate Change or Overexploitation: Which is the greatest threat to marine conservation?

Conservation is a substantial environmental and socio-economic challenge encompassing a wide variety of stakeholders with an eclectic range of interests. Undeniably, both climate change and human exploitation pose a great threat to biodiversity globally. But which is most threatening to marine ecosystems?

Purbeck Coast: 1 of 41 Proposed MCZs in English Waters

We only have until the 20th July to let DEFRA know that we are behind the proposal of 41 new Marine Conservation Zones within British Waters. In case you were wondering… Marine Conservation Zones “protect a range of nationally important marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology, and can be designated anywhere in English and Welsh …

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Mobulas and Murder: The Hunt for Gill Rakers

All accounts of diving with manta rays detail their majesty and grace, partnered with the sense of awe you feel as their great mass glides through the water so effortlessly above you. It is one of the ambitions of numerous diving fanatics to swim with one in the flesh; however, manta rays - alongside their …

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Project Biodiversity: Saving Sea Turtles

Whilst on my travels around Sal, Cabo Verde around a month ago, I had an incredible opportunity to participate in one of the sea turtle nesting walks operate by a local non-profit association – Project Biodiversity. Prior to this experience I happened to see a pair of mating loggerheads - much like the photography above - whilst on a diving trip, wetting my appetite for seeing these majestic animals up-close in one of natures greatest events.

The Rarest Marine Mammal in the World

On Friday the 19th May, as it was Endangered Species Day, copious amounts of information regarding the importance of safeguarding populations of the world’s endangered species could be found all over social media. As usual, the most notable species featured were the elephants, tigers and rhino species of the world. Without disregarding their importance – …

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